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Global protests planned over gas drilling process

September 22, 2012 by Kevin Begos

(AP)—More than 100 protests against the natural gas drilling process known as fracking are scheduled to take place around the world on Saturday, building on public concerns but also using an overly simplified message to spur outrage.

Protests are planned in cities that include New York, Paris, Madrid and Pittsburgh.

The GlobalFrackdown website and campaign was developed by Food & Water Watch, a Washington, D.C. nonprofit that was once part of Ralph Nader's Public Citizen group. The campaign claims that fracking "has already damaged communities and ruined lives. It pollutes water and makes people sick."....

http://phys.org/news/2012-09-global-protests-gas-drilling.html
[identity profile] madman101.livejournal.com
Support Freeport, Illinois, SENSATA workers tomorrow! The protest at the plant is near the Stephenson County Fairgrounds, at 2520 S. Walnut St., Freeport! The cross-country Bain Worker Tour Bus will arrive there at 10:30 AM, tomorrow. (The bus will also make stops in Wisconsin)... YOU CAN ALSO ORDER PIZZA FOR THE WORKERS via Logan's Bar & Grill (815) 232-4592. More information and PETITION at http://bainport.com/


BAINPORT Sensata workers march outside the RNC in Tampa, Fla.


Freeport’s Sensata Technologies workers to join Bain Worker Bus Tour Sept. 22:

(RockRiverTimes): FREEPORT, Ill. - Saturday, Sept. 22, the Bain Worker Bus Tour will make its first stop in Freeport, Ill., to visit Bainport and pick up Sensata workers before making its way across the country.

In recent months, workers at Freeport’s Sensata Technologies plant - who are currently facing the outsourcing of their jobs to China by Bain - have called on former Bain CEO and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to intervene on their behalf.

As Romney continues to ignore Sensata workers’ plea for help, the workers will join fellow Bain workers in their effort to educate swing voters about Romney’s economic vision for the country, and take the campaign to save their jobs straight to Romney’s doorstep in Boston.

The tour, which will kick off with a rally in St. Louis Friday, will also make stops in Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Florida and at the presidential debate in Hempstead, NY. The trip will culminate in a day of action in Boston, where both Romney’s campaign and Bain Capital have their headquarters.

READ MORE HERE: http://rockrivertimes.com/2012/09/21/freeport%E2%80%99s-sensata-workers-to-join-bain-worker-bus-tour-sept-22/ and http://rockrivertimes.com/2012/09/05/sensata-workers-rally-against-%E2%80%98romney-economy%E2%80%99-romney-defends-bain-capital-in-acceptance-speech-2/

Check out nearby OCCUPY ROCKFORD - http://occupyrockford.org, and OCCUPY JANESVILLE - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-Janesville/305170099507932
[identity profile] madman101.livejournal.com
Many teachers and friends are headed for Chicago tomorrow to stand and march alongside the striking teachers associated with the Chicago's Teachers Union. The gathering begins at 5:pm Chicago time. If you are in the Madison, Wisconsin area, you can find out more about the caravan leaving tomorrow morning, or simply read more, here: [livejournal.com profile] madison_fights. Everyone else might consider searching for more info, perhaps considering going to Chicago yourself as well. Eh? Eh? Weather will be great, btw. Chicago is always fun.
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A Global Day of Action - Shut Down Monsanto!

Shut Down Monsanto and the Anti-Monsanto Project are calling for global days of action to shut down Monsanto on Friday and Saturday March 16 & 17.

MADISON: http://www.facebook.com/events/393227120693324/

BLOOMINGTON: http://www.facebook.com/events/243157235761489/?context=create

INTERNATIONAL: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_25025.cfm

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